Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Jakob Wasserman
 

W. was born in 188? in Plotsk, Poland.

Many times he traveled across Western Europe, America, India et al.

At the time after the outbreak of war in Warsaw, he was employed as an English teacher.

W. wrote articles in several journals and issued a book named "Dos teater un der sotsyalizt (The Theatre and the Socialist)" (Warsaw 1921, pp. X + 180), where he tried to explain the theatre problem from a historical materialistic standpoint. W. also brought a great amount of historical material to the book, which included his own assumptions about modernism and expressionism in literature, cinema, et al.

W. also was the editor and issuer of the journal "Arbeter kultur un kunst" (Warsaw, December 1922), from which he published only one volume.

  • Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish Literature)", Vol. I, p. 913.

  • Jacob Mestel -- Teater-bikher, "Freyheyt", 5 July 1929.


Also see the biography for Jakob Wasserman in the memorial volume 5, pp. 4469.

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 656.
 

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